CEL to present at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

  • Release No. CEL149
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  • May 14, 2015
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  • Santa Clara, California

connections-conferenceCEL (California Eastern Laboratories) announced today that Tim Harrington, GM Products Group, will participate as a speaker at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco. Tim will participate in the session 'Standards and Interoperability: Creating Competition through Cooperation' on Thursday, May 21st at 11:15am PDT.

The interactive panel session, moderated by Tom Kerber (Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates) examines ways to ensure interoperability between devices, and analyzes the solutions needed to satisfy all players within the connected home space - including the consumer. Interoperability is beginning to reach the forefront on consumers' minds; Parks Associates research shows that over 50% of all smart home device owners consider interoperability to be very important when considering the adoption of connected home systems.

This session is extremely pertinent in light of the recent ecosystem developments gaining traction within the connected home, where ZigBee®, Thread, Bluetooth® Smart, Z-Wave® and WiFi® all compete for dominance. Tim will address the uncertainties associated with betting on one technology over another, and how CEL is enabling device manufacturers to keep their options open while the various technology choices stabilize.

Parks Associates will host the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The event brings together industry leaders in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries to critical issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, smart home, and service markets for consumers.

Information about CONNECTIONS™ is available at Press passes for the event are available at To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at or 720.987.6614. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #CONNUS15.

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The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ hosts over 400 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment.

The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research analysts moderate each session, which feature consumer research on adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and concrete recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

About CEL

CEL designs and manufactures the MeshWorks™ and MeshConnect™ lines of IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee professional grade wireless solutions and participates in the ZigBee Alliance, Thread Group and Bluetooth SIG. CEL is ideally positioned to provide its customers with hardware and software products that greatly simplify design and reduce time to market.

CEL provides engineering and applications assistance at its technical centers in Santa Clara, CA, Wauconda, IL (near Chicago) and its new location in Boulder, CO. The company supports customers through sales offices, sales representatives and distributors in numerous locations.

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